Mixed feelings on this one, as despite its relative overall simplicity and not doing anything terribly original, I actually got hooked enough to finish it in a handful of hours. I’d say that it’s a bit of a slow start, but once you get rolling and keep an eye on completing the objectives to get everything fixed and flourishing the upgrades and improvements keep things feeling mostly fresh. While I do wonder why there’s some inconsistency with fulfilling your animal care, with mini games for some and just simple actions for others, on the whole I didn’t mind. What bugs me, and really points to a need for the game to be patched, is that after not having problems with instability in the game for the majority of my play time the last hour or so of play found it crashing 4 times. Worse, it felt like the credits rolled just as I’d really hit my stride with properly getting my fields and animals set up, and that there seems to be no real plan or proper support for an end game experience in the game. What could have been a nice and relatively relaxing set of tasks to complete each day just sort of fizzled, which feels like a missed opportunity. Surprisingly solid for the asking price, but I do hope these two unfortunate issues can be addressed.
Justin Nation, Score: